NY photog Jordan Matter’s Uncovered book takes an interesting and bold perspective of women’s breasts. According to his website, this is “a book of portraits and personal statements from over 80 brave women, who posed bare-breasted for the project in public locations across New York City. “
Breasts have been “sexualized” since the boom of porn and entertainment industries. In Uncovered, it symbolizes the struggle to fight against that stereotype.
From the site:
Over a period of six years, Jordan Matter photographed over 100 women bare-breasted in New York City. They varied in terms of age, education and profession. Every one was a volunteer. Every subject faced reactions to her decision to defy convention, and many confronted feelings of shame and inadequacy. But after the shoots, the women were unexpectedly euphoric—and Matter wondered just what he had uncovered.
Many of the women agreed to interviews or wrote their own texts for this collection, revealing their journeys toward self-acceptance. The result is a remarkable chorus of shared experience, secret fears, optimism and wisdom. Uncovered celebrates the controversial female body. But it also honors the individual women who were willing to confront their culture and themselves. These are their images and their stories, in their own words.
Another good thing about this book – 10% of the sales will be donated to a nonprofit organization fighting sexual slavery in Asia. Only $45 but sold out at Amazon as of this writing.